Re: On Avoiding Gender Bias

Subject: Re: On Avoiding Gender Bias
From: "Prerna" <prernat -at- ggn -dot- aithent -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 15:11:20 +0530

> > Hi,
> > Out of the choices, I prefer
> >
> > - Anyone who wishes to avail of this facility should bring his/her ID
> > card.......
> > - All who wish to avail of this facility should bring their ID
> > cards.......
> >
> > The usage of "his/her" or "their" may sound strange as till recently the
> > usage of "his" in such sentences was quite acceptable. Now with the
> changing
> > social scenarios, I feel that it is better to write sentences that sound
> > awkward or clumsy rather than those that are discriminatory to half the
> > population of the world! After all, should the language too not evolve
> (for
> > the better!) with the changing social scenarios?
> >
> > Regards,
> > Prerna Taneja
> >
> > Technical Writer,
> > Aithent Technologies (P) Ltd.
> > Gurgaon, Haryana,


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